Emil Ganyan ( fr. Émile Gagnan ; November 1900 - 1979 ) - French and Canadian engineer . In 1943, together with the captain, Cousteau invented the regulator used in diving equipment (the first application was on Aqua Lang equipment).
|fr. Émile Gagnan|
Emil Ganyang in 1930
|Date of Birth||1900|
|Place of Birth||Burgundy|
|Date of death||1979|
|Place of death|
|Awards and prizes|
US National Inventors Hall of Fame
Born in Burgundy (France) in November 1900. In the early 1920s he graduated from a technical school. He was hired as an engineer for high-pressure pneumatic systems by Air Liquide .
The first scuba diving device based on the regulator invented by Ganyang and Cousteau - Scaphandre Autonome (or Aqualung - by the name of the manufacturer) - was released in 1946 in France. A year later, Emil Ganyan emigrated with his family to Montreal ( Canada ), where he joined the company Canadian Liquid Air Ltd. There he set up a laboratory and continued to develop diving equipment. He invented a large number of modern technologies for scuba diving, including the most modern devices.